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New combat vehicle coating to increase Soldier survivability

Army photograph Woodland tests were conducted in Florida on a Bradley fighting vehicle with a visual camouflage pattern using brown, black and green TALON paint. The ManTech program provided the necessary funding to work with industry to develop a process for manufacturing the paint. While Soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is…

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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…


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Operation: Angel Ascendant

Posted  December 9, 2016

Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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Borderless threat – Army Cyber Command helping defend nation’s network

Posted  September 29, 2017

"We live in a wired world. Companies and countries rely on cyberspace for everything from financial transactions to the movement of military forces," reads the 2015 Department of Defense cyber strategy.

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Holiday Time in Fort Irwin

Posted  January 4, 2019

Moments from the Christmas events at the National Training Center FORT IRWIN, Calif. —  Residents participated in several events around post to get into the holiday spirit. The Holiday Market and Tree Lighting ceremony and a “Breakfast with Santa” event kicked off all of the celebrations. Santa at the Helipad There were also photos with…

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February Community Calendar

Posted  February 2, 2018

NOTICES: SGT Fuzzbuddy’s Closure for Renovations starting Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m. We regret to inform the community that effective 1 February 2018, SGT Fuzzbuddy’s will be closing for renovations.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  To help with the inconvenience during this time, a list of local boarding facilities and on post…

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

Posted  June 5, 2015

At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella, newly married to Prince Charming, sue her stepmother for back wages for chores she…

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